Rudy T to direct men's U.S. basketball scouting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Rudy Tomjanovich, former head
coach of the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers, was appointed
Wednesday as director of scouting for the U.S. men's national
basketball team.
Tomjanovich, who coached the U.S. team to a gold medal in the
2000 Olympics, will oversee the scouting of opponents for the world
championships in Japan next summer and for the 2008 Olympics.
Tomjanovich was an NBA coach for 13 seasons, 12 of them with
Houston, coaching the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in
1994 and 1995. He is one of three coaches to lead teams to NBA and
Olympic titles, sharing the honor with Lenny Wilkens and Chuck
After spending one season as a personnel consultant for the
Rockets, he took over as coach of the Lakers for 2004-2005, but
stepped down for health reasons on Feb. 2, 2005, after coaching the
team to a 22-19 record.